In summer 2009, geomorphic channel assessments were completed for 10 sites in the Upper White River Basin in support of a long-term water quality monitoring program implemented by the Upper White River Basin Foundation. This report describes the results of these assessments. At each site, information was collected on slope and pool conditions, channel capacity and sediment transport, degree of bank erosion, occurrence of bar and floodplain features, and sediment size and distribution. The channels examined were generally typical of Ozarks rivers and tend to have narrow valleys and strong bedrock control near the surface. This valley condition tends to limit meandering and excessive bank erosion along many, but not all, river segments.
Pavlowsky, Robert T. and Martin, Derek J., "River Channel Stability and Sediment Characteristics in the Upper White River Basin" (2009). OEWRI Technical Reports. 47.